Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Venus Williams Knocked Out of Cincinnati Open

Updated: 13 August 2014 13:22 IST

Two days after he won his second Masters title in Toronto, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lost to Mikhail Youzhny 6-1, 6-4. Venus Williams was defeated Lucie Safarova 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-4.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Venus Williams Knocked Out of Cincinnati Open
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga serves to Mikhail Youzhny during a first round match at Cincinnati Open. © AP

Mason, Ohio:

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga followed his week of big upsets with an early exit on Tuesday, losing his opening match at the Western & Southern Open.

Two days after he won his second Masters title in Toronto, Tsonga lost to Mikhail Youzhny 6-1, 6-4 in only 68 minutes.

Venus Williams beat sister Serena while reaching the finals in Montreal on Sunday, finishing as runner-up. She lost to Lucie Safarova 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-4 in the first round here Tuesday.

The tournament lost its other defending champion when Victoria Azarenka withdrew on Tuesday because of an injured right knee. Defending champion Rafael Nadal withdrew before the tournament because of an injured wrist.



Topics : Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Venus Williams Tennis
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